Recording Session

Earlier this year, the Ellensburg Big Band took the opportunity to record a live album. This collection of jazz and swing classics was recorded on August 16, 2018 in the CWU Jazz studio by a gifted recording/mixing engineer, Mike Allen of MARS Studio with the assistance of our talented drummer Marshall Bilodeau.

Our goal was to capture and preserve a point in time in the history of this surprising band.  The album features some of the phenomenal soloists we are privileged to play with.  We hope you can hear and feel the joy we had recording it.

Digital downloads of the album are available via the link on the right. We are also selling CDs by request and  at our performances.

The recording process was a great experience for the band, and we had a lot of fun. Below are some photo highlights from the recording session.

Watch our new COVID-19 version of "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" live on Friday 10/9 at 7:15pm! Grab your favorite beverage/snack and at least pretend you're at one of our live gigs as you watch this video live with the rest of the world.

Sung to the tune of Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by our vocalist Tim Sorey, with updated Covid Compliant lyrics by Judge Jim Hurson and Professor Tim Sorey. All the band members recorded their parts in their individual houses and we merged the video later. Listen closely to the lyrics — this is how we feel, guys! We miss you.